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Lonni 02-16-2009 12:46 AM

12 volt timer
Hi Ron
We put together a hydro unit several weeks ago using 4” PVC pipes 5’ long with small gravel.
The unit is at the back of the property and I didn't want to run AC wiring through the back yard. We have utilized a 12 volt motorcycle battery, bilge pump w/ float switch shutoff, a small solar panes to recharge the battery.
The only thing missing is a 12 volt timer to automate the watering cycles any Ideas?
I also am just completing your 11 plant garden and want to hook it to the same 12 volt system. By the way Zucchini Squash grows extremely well in hydroponic’s the plants stay reasonably small with a huge yield.
Will send pictures within the next couple of weeks.

Ron 02-16-2009 12:47 AM

I have had the same thought about your battery powered garden.
Some yard watering timers run on a lower voltage and might be modified to work.
If anyone knows of a battery powered timer please let us know.

andy 02-16-2009 09:31 PM

12 volt timer
just buy a small power inverter on evilbay (about 30 bucks for a 175watt) or somewhere like walmart auto they clamp on the battery and have ac outlets on them ,then you get to use regular ac timers and pumps !! i use this set up with no problems

andy 02-18-2009 10:46 PM

found 12 volt timer
succes west marine has 12 volt 7 day -8 event timer

Lonni 02-19-2009 01:01 AM

did you find that time at their online store? I can't seem to locate it....


andy 02-19-2009 12:10 PM

12 volt
no have not got one yet ,my friend is in the boating industry and says he got his at west marine ,i will try to get the brand name for you,going to get one myself ,as soon as possible,check the online store ,iwill get back to yoiu,andy

andy 02-19-2009 12:14 PM

found dc 12 volt timer
flexcharge is the name of the timer on west marine website search under timers . it is friggin expensive!! $94.99

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